Last week, all three teams beat their Redondo opponents in straight sets. While the undefeated Frosh/Soph and JV teams had locked up the Bay League title before this final match of the regular season, Varsity needed a win to take a share of the title with Redondo after losing to Redondo in a 5th set tie breaker earlier in the season. With energy high on senior night, Varsity won in decisive fashion, taking Redondo in three straight sets.
Senior night also honored Costa’s seven seniors– five of whom had been on varsity for three years and represented perhaps the largest group to have made varsity as sophomores. Graduating seniors include Will Bond, Lauch Farris, Thomas Krestchmer, Prescott Kwon, Chase Pinkerton, Adam Sevier, and Ethan Young.
With the Redondo win, Mira Costa went into the Division 1 CIF playoffs as the #2 ranked team in the CIF Southern Section, behind Newport Harbor and in front of Corona del Mar, Redondo, and Loyola. Only 16 teams qualified for the Division 1 playoffs– half of the 32 that have done so in past years, creating strong competition from the very first round.
Costa faced a strong Los Alamitos team in the first round of playoffs on Tuesday, April 30 at El Camino College. Costa defeated Los Al in three straight sets, to advance to the quarter-finals on Saturday. Costa will face another volleyball powerhouse, Huntington Beach, at 6pm at Huntington Beach.
The JV team also won the JV Redondo Tournament on Saturday, April 27, concluding the season with an undefeated record.